Brazilian exports of wood-based products fell marginally in July

Friday, Sep 30, 2016

In July 2016, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) fell marginally compared to levels in July 2015, from $237.4 million to $ 237 million, ITTO reported.

On the other hand, the value of pine sawnwood exports increased 0.7% year on year from $27.6 million in 2015 to $27.8 million in the first half of this year. In terms of volume, exports of pine sawnwood increased 18.5% over the same period, from 124,000 cubic metres to 47,000 cubic metres.

Similarly, tropical sawnwood exports increased 19.6% in volume, from 27,100 cubic metres in July 2015 to 32,400 cubic metres in July this year and but the value of exports rose just 9% from $13.6 million to $14.8 million, over the same period.

Brazil’s pine plywood exports declined in July 2016 (-1%) in comparison with exports in July 2015, from $34.2 million to $33.9 million but the volumes shipped jumped almost 27% from 102,900 cubic metres to 130,300 cubic metres, during the same period.

As for tropical plywood, July 2016 exports increased 31% in volume (from 9,700 cubic metres to 12,700 cubic metres) and export revenues increased around 9% from $4.6 million to $5 milion.

It came as a disappointment that July 2016 exports of wooden furniture fell around 6.5% year-on-year.


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